ROBBIE BURNS NIGHT: A five-course beer dinner honors the Scottish poet on his 253rd birthday. 6:30 p.m. $65, including tax and gratuity. Mad Fox Brewing Co., 444 W. Broad St., Falls Church. 703-942-6840.


WINE AND FOOD TASTING: As part of its two-year anniversary celebration, A.M. Wine Shoppe hosts an afternoon of wine and food samples. 1-7 p.m. Free. 2122 18th St. NW. 202-506-2248.


FEB. 7

BEER DINNER: Hill Country Barbecue Market hosts a three-course dinner with hors d’oeuvres featuring Shiner Beers. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $45, not including tax and gratuity. 410 Seventh St. NW. 202-556-2044.

WINE DINNER: A five-course dinner features Oregon and Washington wines from Owen Roe. A tasting and reception precedes the meal. 7 p.m. $125, not including tax and gratuity. Brabo by Robert Wiedmaier, 1600 King St., Alexandria. 703-894-3440.

FEB. 9

COOKING CLASS: Chef Nora Pouillon of Restaurant Nora hosts a class and demonstration on winter farm-to-table cooking. 7 p.m. $85. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172.

FEB. 11

A CHOCOLATE SAMPLER: The “Tasting the Past” series explores the history of chocolate. 2 p.m. $20 for residents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties, $24 for non-residents; register by Feb. 3. Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park. 301-864-0420.

THE MAINSTREAMING OF HEIRLOOM FOODS: Food historian William Woys Weaver speaks about heirloom fruits and vegetables during a brunch by chef Ris Lacoste. 1 p.m. $50, including tax and gratuity. Ris, 2275 L St. NW. 202-973-2168.

FEB. 12

CHOCOLATE LOVERS’ TEA: During afternoon tea, Historic Green Spring hosts a seminar on chocolate. 1-3 p.m. $27. 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria area. 703-941-7987.

FEB. 18

DINNER AND DANCING DATE NIGHT: The Workhouse Arts Center hosts a cooking class with dinner. A 30-minute ballroom dancing lesson at 7:30 p.m. precedes the two-hour class, with a 30-minute open dance session after the class. 7:30-10:30 p.m. $30 ($60 per couple) for the cooking class; $35 ($70 per couple) for the class and dance lesson. 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. 703-495-0001.

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